Are you curious about what’s available for teens at the Museum? You’re in luck! The Museum offers a range of programs for students interested in art or art history, or any artistic discipline. The Museum is also a great place to socialize, have fun and to meet other students with similar interests. Contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Adult programs to learn more.
The Muses is the name of the Museum’s Teen Council that meets once a month at the Museum. Council members from public and private schools in Montgomery meet to plan events at the Museum. Events include exhibitions, art performances, outdoor activities, poetry competitions, and opportunities to work with living artists. If you are interested in becoming a Muses member or learning more about teen events, please contact Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education.
AP Art History
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts invites local high school students to apply to its Advanced Placement Art History course, offered free of charge. In this global survey class that meets daily in the Museum library, students explore the creations of a variety of eras and cultures. Key skills the class builds over the course of the year include identifying works of art, comparing works from different cultures, and examining influences, artist choices, traditions, and innovations. Art is explored as a reflection of larger cultural trends, and the class has the advantage of being able to interact with the Museum’s collections, exhibitions, and visiting speakers. Most of all the art history class is an exciting introduction to the art and architecture of the globe and a unique chance to enjoy a seminar style class with students from other schools, Interested students should contact Alice Novak, firstname.lastname@example.org, 334.240.4362.
Teen programs are sponsored by the 2015 Junior Executive Board.
The Junior Curators program provides opportunities for teens to organize exhibitions at the museum. Students will have the opportunity to work with museum staff to learn about how things work “behind the scenes.” Students will also have an opportunity to plan and mount exhibitions and serve as mentors for young students.
(Ages 14 and Older)
(REGISTRATION FOR STUDIO CLASSES, SCHEDULED FROM JANARY THRU MARCH, BEGINS FRIDAY, December 11th)
Studio classes are available for teens and adults throughout the year. Classes offer instruction in a variety of art mediums, including digital media. Download the Studio Flyer to learn more or call 334.240.4365.
Stained Glass Workshops
For beginners as well as those with prior experience working in glass, this course will teach all the steps in creating a stained glass window – from design, color selection, and composition in glass to glass cutting, construction, and soldering techniques. Students with more experience will be encouraged to develop their own patterns. All glass working tools and most materials are provided. Class size is limited to eight students, so sign up early!
Note: To allow more time to complete projects, this popular class has been extended to a series of eight classes.
Instructor: Gloria Simons
Time: 6 to 8:30 PM
Thursdays: January 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 25; March 10, 17
Cost: $200 members/$245 non-members for the series of eight classes
Watercolors for Everyone
Explore the nuances and techniques of this exciting medium while working with this popular Troy University professor and artist! Learn about design, composition, and color theory (including the use of transparent vs. opaque paint). Develop your creative potential to produce paintings with glowing color, while working from still life and landscapes. All levels are welcome! Some supplies will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Russell Everett
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Thursdays: January 21, 28; February 4, 18, 25
Cost: $110 members/$155 non-members for the series of five classes
Graphite Drawing Workshop
Don’t miss the chance to learn and practice well-known artist Elana Hagler’s personal technique of creating atmospheric drawings using graphite powder! Participants will work in both an additive and subtractive drawing method, using rags, stumps, erasers, and graphite in both powdered and pencil forms. Working in a smaller format will allow for the development of multiple drawings during the course of the workshop. Students are encouraged to bring in their own photographs as source material to create personally meaningful work. Most supplies will be provided. Class size is limited to 12 participants.
Instructor: Elana Hagler
Saturday, February 20: 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.;
Sunday, February 21: 1:30 to 4:30 P.M.
Cost: $100 members/$145 non-members for the two-day workshop
Tuition cost will be refunded if a class is canceled.
For a full refund, cancellations must be made NO LATER THAN 2 WEEKS BEFORE
the class, workshop, or camp begins. After that time a 25%
administrative fee will be charged.